20 children have died in hot cars so far in 2019, 4 of them in Texas.

Texas leads the nation in child hot car deaths with 131 child deaths between 1990 and 2019.

Even the best of parents or caregivers can unknowingly leave a sleeping baby in a car; and the end result can be injury or even death.

MedStar and our area first response partners are hosting a media and community education event to raise awareness of this preventable tragedy.

The event will feature:

  • Tips to prevent leaving a child in a hot car
  • A demonstration of how quickly temperatures rise in a closed car
  • Explanations on the physiologic effect of heat on children from MedStar’s Medical Director
  • Demonstration of how to safely and effectively break a car window, if necessary to access a child locked in a hot car
  • Demonstrations of child and infant CPR

The event is open to the public and media partners and will take place on Tuesday, July 16th from 2-2:30pm at MedStar’s Headquarters at 2900 Alta Mere Drive, Fort Worth.

Kids in Hot Cars Resources:

Kids and Cars – Heat Stroke Website

Kids in Hot Cars Fast Facts & Prevention Tips

Video Depicting the Impact of Kids in Hot Cars